9830Re: Milling vise size for a RF-45 type machine?
- Apr 1, 2004--- In email@example.com, Tove <tove@i...> wrote:
> "ilyashor" <shor@s...> wrote :I'm using a 6" Wilton with no problem. True, I loose a bit of "Y"
> > What size milling vise would you use on a RF-45 dovetail column
> > machine (Rong Fu RF-45, DM-45 from Penn Tool, Grizzly G0519,
> > ZAY7045FG from Lathemaster, etc.)?
> > Does the "bigger is better" rule work here, too?
> > Any specific features/brands you would recommend or avoid?
> > I am about to buy one of these machines and necessary accessories.
> Depends what you want to hold in it. Seriously.
travel but I found you can put small parts in a large vise, but its
really tough to hold large parts in a small vise. I didn't get the
rotating base and wish I had. If you can swing the $$, go for a Kurt.
THe Chinese ones are not as accurate. I got lucky with my Taiwanese
Wilton, but were I do do it over, I'd get the Kurt. Also you'll want
a good set of parallels. I bought the 10 pair 1/4" set from Enco.
Problem is they aren't parallel. Stick with B&S or equivalent. Be
sure to get a clamping set.
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